The scene seemed straight out of a spy thriller. Barely half a kilometre away from the Indian Prime Minister's residence in Delhi, a motorcyclist stuck a bomb on to a car carrying an Israeli defence official's wife.
The outcomes of the statewide civic elections show perceptible change in the pattern of voting and the mindset of the citizenry.
It is the seventies revisited, when our cricket team would play to draw matches, never even aspiring for a victory.
It was all about the big W -- women in the recently concluded BMC elections of 2012. There was a 50 per cent quota reserved for women which meant that prior to the polls it was a given that of the 227 wards, 114 would be won and run by women candidat
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A young writer from the television industry met me and moaned about the terrible situation she was in.
And so, Mumbai gifted the Shiv Sena another five years.
First the facts, as reported by the media: just about half the electorate turned up at polling stations to vote in Thursday's elections to municipal bodies in 10 cities, including Mumbai, across Maharashtra.
The Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance has won the elections to the BMC, but the real story begins now.
At the start of this week's piece, let me congratulate the four of you that voted in the Mumbai civic elections on Thursday. And the rest of you, I hope you're having a great long weekend wherever you are.
The recent case of Indian traders being kidnapped in China has opened up a can of worms. Apart from the case revealing weaknesses in the Chinese judiciary, it has also brought out in the open something that traders from India were facing for a long t
The BMC elections clogged timelines for much of the day even though, ironically, vote turnout was abysmal in the first half.
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On Thursday, February 16, Mumbai's people let themselves down with a dismal 44.12 per cent voter turnout for the civic body elections
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Please take a few minutes today to ask yourself some questions. Start with this: How do you like the kind of life your city offers you? Think about your response carefully.
'Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and now Whitney Houston. We are all hypocrites because we are all guilty of mocking them while they were alive.'
India's richest city goes to the polls tomorrow. At stake are a budget of Rs 22,000 crore -- bigger than some state governments -- and the political legitimacy of the Shiv Sena.